Definitions for isotonicˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•so•ton•icˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to solutions with equal osmotic pressure.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. Physiol. of or pertaining to a muscular contraction in which the muscle shortens while tension increases, as in continuous lifting. of or pertaining to a solution containing the same salt concentration as mammalian blood.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of isotonic:

1890–95; < G isotonisch (1882); see iso-,tonic

i`so•to•nic′i•ty-təˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. isotonic, isosmotic(adj)

    (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure

  2. isotonic(adj)

    relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale

    "isotonic tuning"

  3. isotonic(adj)

    of or involving muscular contraction in which tension is constant while length changes

  4. isotonic(adj)

    of two or more muscles; having equal tension


  1. isotonic(Adjective)

    having the same osmotic pressure

  2. isotonic(Adjective)

    Having the same concentration of solutes as human blood.

    Use an isotonic saline solution in your neti pot to prevent irritation of your nasal passages.

  3. isotonic(Adjective)

    having equal tension

  4. isotonic(Adjective)

    Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle changes. Antonym is isometric. Isotonic movements are either concentric (working muscle shortens) or eccentric (working muscle lengthens). See also Wikipedia:Isotonic (exercise physiology)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isotonic(adj)

    having or indicating, equal tones, or tension


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